In the spring of 2015, the Mark Isfeld Interact Club accepted the challenge to raise $10,000US to replace part of a school roof in San Nicolas, Honduras. Over time, the roof has leaked and the ceiling tiles became moldy. Through participating in a variety of activities such as bake sales, an anti-drinking and driving ad campaign, contacting other Interact clubs (Vanier, Highland and Carihi), and receiving support from Comox Rotary, the money was raised and sent to Honduras in December. The hope is to complete the work in time for the new school year which begins in February.
With the people of San Nicolas offering to supply free labour, and with the support of the local Rotary Club in Honduras, the money has been extended to cover a complete school makeover. The entire school roof is being replaced, new ceiling tiles are being installed in 4 classrooms, the whole school will receive a fresh coat of paint, new washrooms are being built to replace the latrines that were located in the middle of the playing field, and 55 school desks were purchased. Interact's next step is to raise funds to purchase 25 more desks so that every student in San Nicolas has his/her own desk. Click on the following of a volunteer working on the roof.Interact.jpg